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fglorca June 17, 2018 03:41 AM

Al Festival Internacional vs a El Festival Internacional
 
Quiero ir al Festival Internacional de Música en Benicàssim.

Is there any situation where we can say: a El Festival Internacional…?

How do we know if these kinds of terms (e.g. festivals, parks, etc.) actually contain the definite article as part of their names?

Many thanks in advance.

AngelicaDeAlquezar June 17, 2018 01:49 PM

"Quiero ir al festival" is better, because the article is not a part of the name of the festival, but you separate the preposition when "el" belongs to the name; I guess you only know when they belong together through usage: :thinking:

- Voy de vacaciones a El Cairo.
- El viaje que hicimos a El Salvador fue muy bonito.
- Esta película es anterior a El Señor de los Anillos.
- La carga de este camión viene de El Paso, Texas.
- Me acaban de regalar un ejemplar de El Vino del Estío, de Bradbury.

fglorca June 17, 2018 04:25 PM

Once again, thank you so much, AngelicaDeAlquezar. These are excellent examples!


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